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Catholic Campus Ministry presents a "Luncheon and Lecture" series for the spring semester, "Food for Thought," at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. This series will engage faculty and staff in fellowship with regards to the upcoming Holy Week. Participants will gather at 12:05 p.m. for daily Mass in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, then adjourn to the adjoining Parish Hall for a catered luncheon and keynote speaker. Participants are encouraged to R.S.V.P. by using the contact information below. For more information, contact Joshua Dart at jdart@vcu.edu or visit http://vcucatholics.org.

The Science, Technology and Society program presents Tarynn Witten, Ph.D., director of research and development and associate professor of biological complexity, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 1105. Witten will discuss some examples of how complexity theory can be used to explain biological and biomedical phenomena that neither reductionist nor systems approaches can explain. For more information, contact Wanda P. Clary at wclary@vcu.edu or visit http://sts.vcu.edu/current-lecture-series/.

VCU Baseball takes on the University of Massachusetts in a weekend series at the Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard. Games will be played on Friday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 29, at 1 p.m. On Friday, one fan will have a chance to win an iPad Mini during Baseball Bingo. Saturday is "Alumni Night" and Sunday is "Little League Day" and all kids wearing Little League jerseys will get free admission. For more information, contact VCU Athletics Ticket Office at tickets@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7267 or visit http://www.vcuathletics.com/landing/index.

Rams in Recovery and the Project Group invite the VCU community to enjoy Jay Armstrong, a nationally-recognized recovery comedian, in the Harris Hall Auditorium. Rams in Recovery and the Project Group are also sponsoring the second annual Virginia Collegiate Recovery Conference being held the same weekend. For more information about either event, use the contact information below. For more information, contact The Well at recovery@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9355.

This week

The Vietnamese Student Association presents its 2015 culture show "DREAM" at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby St. The show will feature acting, dancing, singing and modeling and participants will be immersed in Vietnamese culture. Shuttles will be offered at the University Student Commons loop on Floyd Avenue starting at 1:45 p.m. until the show begins at 3 p.m. Doors will open at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Linh Nguyen at nguyenlt28@vcu.edu or visit http://www.vsavcu.org/upcoming-events/.

Coming up

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Career Services present "Hump Day Dialogue: Third Culture Kids" in the University Student Commons, Room 215. Understanding identity, the gifts and challenges of being a third culture kid and how these can influence career development will be discussed. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at omsa@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6672.

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety conducts dangerous goods training for the second quarter in the George Ben Johnston Auditorium. VCU or VCU Health System employees who handle (receipt, pack, mark, label or prepare/sign shipping documents) dangerous goods should attend. Registration is not required. Handling dangerous goods without training or expired certification is illegal and lead to fines. For more information, contact Helga Mitchell at hcmitchell@vcu.edu or (804) 827-2202 or visit http://oehs.vcu.edu/chemical/index.html.

The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture presents the 28th annual Virginia Communications Hall of Fame in the John Marshall Ballrooms, 101 N. Fifth St. The 2015 inductees are Anne Adams, Pamela DiSalvo Lepley, Beth Macy, Cheryl E. Miller, Jeff E. Schapiro, Diane Walker and Francis Eugene Wood. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the website below. For more information, contact Lauren Stewart at stewartla@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3761 or visit https://www.support.vcu.edu/event/HallofFameTickets.

Notices

Traffic Changes for the Monument Avenue 10K Race

The Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K Race will be held on Saturday, March 28. The route starts on W. Broad St. near Harrison St. and ends on W. Franklin St. at Monroe Park. There will be numerous street closures and traffic detours as well as limited parking. If traveling to the Monroe Park Campus, use the south side (near Cary St.) of campus and allow extra travel and parking time. If possible avoid the Belvidere exits off of I-95 and I-195. For additional race details, visit http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/monument-ave-10k/ For more information, contact Margaret Kelland at mkelland@vcu.edu or visit http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/monument-ave-10k/.

RamRide Service on Saturday, March 28

Due to the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K Race on Saturday, March 28, RamRide will be unable to service stops at Cabell library, Main and Laurel streets and Franklin and Laurel streets until 3 p.m. In addition, the Campus Connector will have delays up to 45 minutes during the race. For more information, contact VCU Transportation at ramtransit@vcu.edu.

Reduced RamSafe Service on Saturday, March 28

Due to the road closures for the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k, there will be no RamSafe shuttle service after 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 28. For more information, contact VCU Transportation at ramtransit@vcu.edu.

2015 VCU Broad Street Mile: Free Exhibit Space Available to VCU Units

The third annual VCU Broad Street Mile takes place on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As the title sponsor for the event, VCU's schools, departments and units have the opportunity to exhibit at the event at no cost. Those who receive free exhibit space will receive a complimentary 10' x 10' booth space, including a tent, tables and chairs. Booth space is limited, and exhibitors will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Office of Events and Special Programs at univevents@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8851.

Institute on Inclusive Teaching: May 18-22

The Office of the Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success, Division for Inclusive Excellence, Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and VCU Service Learning sponsors this year's Institute on Inclusive Teaching held on May 18-22 in the West Grace North Residence Hall. The keynotes will include Sylvia Clute, author, attorney and social change agent; Zewelanji Serpell and Quentin Alexander, scholars on the impact of stereotype threat; and Ben Campbell, author and Richmond historian. For more information, contact Mary Shelden at mlshelden@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3922 or visit http://rampages.us/inclusiveteaching.

VCU Athletics: A10 Video Competition

VCU Athletics invites the VCU community to vote for VCU student-athletes in the A10 video competition. To vote, visit the link below. For more information, contact Matt Kirkpatrick at mrkirkpatrick@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3544 or visit http://www.atlantic10.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209967901&DB_OEM_ID=31600.

Do you use cigarettes and electronic cigarettes (e-cigs)?

Men and women who use cigarettes and e-cigs between the ages of 18-60 are needed to participate in a research study that requires laboratory visits over a 4-week period. Compensation is provided. CALL (804) 828-1867, Monday–Friday, 9am-4pm or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/cobbco/current-studies/ for more information. This study will be conducted at Thurston House on VCU’S Monroe Park Campus. Principal Investigator: Caroline Cobb, Ph.D. For more information, contact Megan Scott at scottma2@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1867.

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